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Field Mouse Can Only Remain Calm for So Long on ‘Out of Context’

See tour dates as well, promoting their sophomore LP ‘Episodic’

“Out of Context,” the final track on Field Mouse’s forthcoming record, is not your typical album closer. Lead singer Rachel Browne fights hard to stay level, tie up loose ends, and walk off. And she succeeds for two verses! Her band, however, can’t help but incite her to go out with a defiant bang, one that leaves those loose ends even more frayed: “But I’ve got a few years left / misunderstanding sentiment / of being younger than you thought / of shaping up to shake the rot!” Browne declares, presumably to some soon-to-be ex friend or lover.

For a band that sounds like it might follow a certain indie rock blueprint from afar, Field Mouse certainly strays from the formula on this chorus-less, lyrically dense song. Their diversion makes a bit more sense considering Episodic’s robust guest list (Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz, Allison Crutchfield of Waxahatchee and Swearin’, Joseph D’Agostino of Cymbals Eat Guitars), but even so, “Out of Context” is a distinctive swimmer in an ocean of like-minded guitar-pop.

The band go on tour in August in support of Episodic, out August 5 via Topshelf Records. Listen to the song, and find the track listing and tour dates below.

  1. The Mirror
  2. Half-Life
  3. Accessory
  4. The Order of Things
  5. A Widow with a Terrible Secret
  6. Beacon
  7. Over And Out
  8. Do You Believe Me Now?
  9. Never Would Have Known
  10. Out of Context

August 4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle (w/ Swanning, Missing Earth)
August 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (w/ GROOMS, Leapling)
September 8 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall (w/ The Anniversary, Laura Stevenson)
September 18 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
September 19 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings *
September 20 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn *
September 21 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub *
September 22 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder *
September 24 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
September 25 – Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder *
September 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *
September 28 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
September 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
September 30 – Pomona, CA @ Acerogami *
October 1 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall *
October 3 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
October 4 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt *
October 5 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
October 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar *
October 8 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
October 9 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge *
October 10 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
October 11 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
October 12 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch *

* = w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars